FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 15th, 2018

The Board of Directors at Peel Leadership Centre (PLC) has appointed their first Chief Executive Officer, Vanita Varma. Vanita has served as PLC’s Interim Executive Director since January 2018. Having demonstrated strong leadership and steered the organization to new heights of success in the preceding seven months, the Board of Directors is confident that Vanita will continue to build on PLC’s achievements.

Vanita is excited with her new role and is looking forward to continuing to serve the community in Peel Region. “Working with nonprofit sector leaders to help build their leadership and organizational capacity is a privilege and I’m looking forward to the work we will accomplish in the coming years.”

Shari Lynn Ladanchuk, PLC’s Board Chair adds “We are undergoing great change in the nonprofit sector in Peel Region, and Vanita understands these changes and is the right person to help move PLC forward with a comprehensive approach to leadership development with both individuals and organizations.  Building the capacity of leadership leads to enhanced outcomes and thriving communities.”

Nonprofit leaders can meet Vanita at Leading Through Change – PLC’s 3rd Annual Nonprofit Leadership Conference on September 26th, 2018.  Come out and participate in capturing the opportunities that change offers us all!

Vanita has over 15 years of senior leadership experience in the nonprofit sector including strategic visioning & planning, change management, policy development, stakeholder engagement and impact measurement. Most recently, Vanita held the position of Executive Director at Spectra Community Support Services in the Region of Peel. Vanita holds a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. with research focus on outcomes measurement and social impact. Vanita currently serves on the Board of Directors of William Osler Health System. Her prior volunteer roles included leadership committee of Mississauga Community Foundation and United Way’s South Asian Advisory Council.

PLC is a capacity building organization that works closely with Executive Directors, Boards, and management teams in Peel Region to help grow their leadership and organizational strength. PLC’s vision is that the nonprofit sector in Peel will maximize its social impact with strong leaders and strong organizations. PLC will support this through its mission to cultivate, enhance and support leadership and capacity of the nonprofit sector in Peel. www.peelleadershipcentre.org

Contact Vanita Varma at: vanita@peelleadershipcentre.org; 647.286.8897

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